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>> stay with us for "good >> stay with us for "good mornin captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good morning from the land of the giants. i'm eric thomas. and i'm kristen sze right now crews are putting finishing touches on today's parade honoring the giants. we gave you a quick live picture. we are going to have live team coverage this morning of the celebration. >> we start with mike nicco and the parade-day forecast. good morning. streets are slightly wet that drizzle we talked about developed overnight hasn't been measurable, enough drizzle that we're dealing with those slick streets. here's a look at live doppler, all is quiet now. we are going to remain cloudy
towards parade time 10:00 people gathering, mid to upper 50s towards 1:00, a few breaks in the clouds, breezes pick up, upper 50s to low 60s. rain will hold off in san francisco until about 7:00 this evening when the heaviest and steadiest of the rain is most likely. dry for parade, dress for upper 50s to low 60s. crews are racing to put up balloons and complete floats. it looks like die-hard fans are getting an early start. terry mcsweeney is live at the staging area south of market. >> reporter: good morning. what a morning it is. everything is heading towards getting ready for this parade. i'm at mission and stewart, market street one block that way. take a look down that street, wide open down to market. before too long the cars are going to start lining up from here that way for several
blocks. over there in that nonscript rv is where they are setting up we'll hear from them. as you long down stewart you see the port-a-potties also trucks, people getting ready, driving up market a few minutes ago i see people sleeping on the sidewalk which is not uncommon in san francisco the ones there on market are wearing orange and black. they are sleeping overnight to have the best possiblewcñ(z location for the parade. also see some people who are not sleeping, they are standing around some appear to be doing something you cannot do at this parade, have alcohol. behave, enjoy. how many people? a million, who knows. more later. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. if you want to be among
the first to see your heroes you want to gather at the foot of market where the parade will begin that's also where katie marzullo is live. any further sightings of floats or fans? >> reporter: no floats, but fans. you have to look this way along market at the foot at stewart, folding chairs have appeared not within the last five minutes i would say. we will talk with those fans in a moment find out why -- well we know why. they are going to be sitting out here for a long time, parade not getting underway until 11 a.m.. other than that you see the police presence, wet roads, barricades going up, banners overhead. in about an hour we expect floats to start creeping along this location they are going to hideout on the side streets
until the parade gets underway. floats being put together since game three. on the floats you will see the giants community fund board members. the players are going to be in convertibles, so the fans can get a better look at them. there are 100 entries in the parade, san francisco police department number one, most valuable player pablo sandoval, number 99. we want to show you the parade route. we have a map the parade starting at the foot of market at justin herman plaza. the route is straight up market, to the civic center no side roads, no detours to make it easier for police to patrol. getting started here where i stand at 11:00 this morning. katie marzullo, abc7 news. the team will dismount at
civic center plaza and speak to their fans that's where amy hollyfield is live with preparations going on. >> reporter: good morning. they pulled off a miracle here in civic center plaza they've transformed it. in just two days, they've put out 3400 square feet or feet of barricades, they've built a bandstand, stage, balloons on every lamppost, orange carpet, it is completely different than the normal plaza we are used to seeing they started working on it 7:00 yesterday morning. here's video from the 2010 party. there are predictions that this year will be bigger than that year. you gotta wonder how, because the plaza was packed. we'll see how many more they can squeeze in this year.
officials did make changes based on what they learned. they are going to have a jumbo screen and speakers on the far end of the plaza for those gathered as far back as the asian art museum. they didn't expect that many people last time. if you find yourself at the very back end of the plaza, you will have a screen to look at. let me show you the schedule of what they are tentatively expecting. parade will start at 11:00 they believe it will take an hour and a half for all cars to get down market street then the party will start here around 12:30 then the speakers will begin and then a party and they expect it to wrap up at 2:00, keep in mind that is tentative, sometimes speakers run longer or the route goes slower this is a rough estimate in case you want if get in front of your television. the main theme of the day is
to celebrate the giants and make sure everyone does it safely. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. our time is 4:37. >> if you are going to the parade we can not emphasize this enough, please don't drive. you can see already many street closures and more to come. >> sue has the latest on extra service. right now closures, as we've been hearing market, mission, stewart, main street, all closed for approximate times. be forewarned anywhere south of market is going to be jammed. best bet is to take mass transit you will be helped by bart extra trains, extra golden gate ferries from marin, sausalito and larkspur, muni has extra buses. market street muni buses will need to be rerouted caltrain bringing in extra trains.
the best way to go driving is going to be a nightmare. let's look at your traffic app, you can already see howard, market, because of all the work going on there are closures in effect. it is already jammed. great way to maneuver around if you do have to drive, if you are a delivery person or what you you can download this app for free on the app store and google play void the area if you are not going to the parade or not interested in the parade it is going to be crazy. -- >> on this big day the police chief says san francisco is taking every step possible to make sure violence doesn't mar the parade in response to the mayhem that followed the world series victory sunday night when the giants beat the tigers, including the burning of a muni bus. officers arrested 35 people. police will have medical teams
all ready to go. >> if you you are coming to act-out, don't come, you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted. that's no way to ring in the giants' second world championship. >> muni will have its own rapid response team. about that bus was burned police have arrested a man seen in a photo vandalizing the bus after the giants took the series. investigators -- took 22-year-old man in custody last night police acted on tips that poured in. he is facing felony vandalism charges. watch the parade live here on abc7 news at 11 a.m., we abc7news.com and on our ipad app. everyone in your office will love you if you put that on for them. >> we all love people down here any way in the office
upstairs. two big weather events the parade and trick-or-treating. >> let's check in with mike. good morning. let's talk about it, busy day just getting out the door is interesting with drizzle, wet streets, fog thickest at the coast. winds fairly calm to about eight miles per hour then fairfield southwest at 18 increase in the clouds through the morning hours that will help dry the drizzle by 9:00. storm starting to head a little more north temporary slowing most of the rain through the morning hours is going to stay out of our way, foggy with drizzle through 9:00, mostly cloudy by noon, 50s coast, mid 60s the rest of us, rain north bay 4:00, moving into the heart of the bay by 7:00, faster you can
get out and do a little trick-or-treating more likely you will stay dry. the only place that will stay completely dry is the south bay, you will get your heavier rain after trick-or-treating is over. morning rain turns to showers thursday by the afternoon dry and warmer pattern through friday and saturday. drizzle, slick roads in marin i needed my wipers in the waldo grade area, golden gate bridge, extra caution. san mateo bridge roadwork westbound until 5 a.m. in the eastbound direction until 6:00, traffic light flowing smoothly from the peninsula to hayward toll, bay bridge metering lights off, traffic light into san francisco now. eastbound 4 continued with roadwork closed at loveridge until 5 a.m. this morning you are detoured around that for the roadwork and roadwork north 101 through sausalito down to two left lanes
repaving project, major until 6:00 this morning. next, trouble at an east bay jail. latest on the investigation into how an inmate ended up dead. police standoff in the south bay. bank robber barricaded for hours. dramatic ending, next. first a look outside as preparations underway now along market for the giants' parade which starts 11:00 this morning. we have at cepacol we've heard people are going to extremes to relieve their sore throats. oh, okay, you don't need to do that. but i don't want any more of the usual lozenges and i want new cooling relief! ugh.
just about 4:45. breaking news overnight from new jersey a neighborhood is on fire and firefighters are unable to respond. these are live pictures from new jersey on the jersey shore you can see the flames burning. this neighborhood is on a barrier island we are hearing reports firefighters can't get there because the bridge to the island has been washed out by superstorm sandy. the fire is burning out of control. you can see that in multiple spots. stay with the morning news, coming up we go live too new york city for an update on the recovery efforts following sandy's landfall. >> back in the bay area, standoff in santa clara between suspected bank robber and police s.w.a.t. team ended in the best possible way, the suspect surrendered it happened at an apartment complex 3:00 yesterday afternoon. police say they tracked the man from a bank robbery in
san jose to one of the apartments in the complex. s.w.a.t. team was called if and managed to talk the man into giving up. >> they will have two-way dialogue until he surrendered. >> with the suspect in custody, six families who were evacuated were able to return home. contra costa county sheriff's office investigating the death of a man in their custody after he was tased. the death forced officials to close the jail for five hours. deputies were taking a 58-year-old man to a holding cell when they say he became combative. they used a taser to get control of him and say medical staff checked him out after the incident. a deputy found him unresponsive he was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. haunted halloween for more than eight million still
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several smaller ones spreading out from it. the roads are impassable as it is in many of the towns on the east coast the town was under mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm that is the good thing that nobody is there. burning now hard hit by superstorm sandy. >> president obama will head to new jersey today. new york, stock market and two major airports reopening laguardia remains closed. mark greenblatt joins us live from lower manhattan. >> reporter: good morning. right now the power remains out in lower manhattan. as you just mentioned there is a big sign of life because this morning mayor bloomberg is going to be out ringing the opening bell on the floor of the new york stock exchange resuming normal trading after a really devastating storm. it was another night of no
lights and power for thousands, still no idea when power will be restored. new york city which shutdown its entire mass transit system will spend the next several days pumping out flooded tunnels hoping to get everything moving again. in breezy point, new york a beach front community of firemen, policemen and blue collar works they are taking stock from a fire that destroyed 100 homes. >> nothing i could identify except the kitchen and bathroom tile that's about it. >> reporter: the cause of the fire unknown. new jersey took the brunt of sandy with coastal communities hit especially hard, entire neighborhoods consumed by sand and water. >> we'll rebuild no question we'll rebuild it. for those of us who are my age, it won't be the same. >> reporter: part of atlantic city's boardwalk in ruins, on
the jersey shore an amusement park collapsed in the ocean. relief for travelers two major airports reopened. laguardia is still flooded and won't be accepting flights any time soon. >> there's an impact on every other airport because so many people are trying to fly to and from the east coast, new york city specifically. >> reporter: sandy continues to drop assortment of problems from georgia to wisconsin. in north carolina they are expecting 14 inches of rain. in cleveland the rock and roll hall of fame was scarred by the storm. waves on lake michigan with churned up high enough to set records. another big problem remains the transportation here with seven subway tunnels flooded, nobody knows for sure when all of that is going to be back online. abc7 news, i'm mark greenblatt. mayor bloomberg of
new york city will ring the opening bell at the new york stock exchange to mark reopening, two days after hurricane sandy closed for two full days. mike is following the forecast, what do you have? >> there's sandy moved towards buffalo as we talked about yesterday overnight the radar returns are still diminishing in size and intensity. scattered showers, snow showers higher elevations are going to continue for the better part of today still looks like three airports going to remain closed for another day or so, if you have to fly in best chance to fly into a smaller airport around and take a bus, train, something if you need get up towards new york. here at home you can see the embarcadero center, the orange lights, looks good, don't see much drizzle here but it is out there. check out radar and satellite
organized wet weather we don't have it in the form of rain definitely drizzle for the morning commute. looks like that is taking care of the fog not as thick as it was yesterday, so far that part of the forecast is holding up. mid to upper 50s now very mild, same around the monterey bay and in -- and inland. drizzle by the morning commute, rain starts moving into the north bay during the afternoon. light steady rain for all of us tonight drier and warmer towards friday into and through the weekend. you can see area of low pressure pushed north by two stubborn high pressure sures, that's why the rain is going to arrive during the afternoon. -- a little drizzle this morning. it does dry by 9:00, 10:00 cloudy for parade, few peaks of sun low to mid 60s. in the afternoon steady rain
take over north bay towards sunset 6:11 some of that moving to the heart of the bay. by the time we get to 8:00, 9:00 when trick-or-treating is over, it will move into the south bay. ahead of that steady rain, sprinkles possibly drizzle not going to be completely dry everywhere wettest in the north bay. tomorrow afternoon scattered showers once the sunsets those will diminish and it is all over. about up to a entire in the south bay, up to half inch around the bay and peninsula inch in the north bay one and a half inches in the north bay mountains. today and tomorrow coolest, 50s coast 60s for the rest of us, 70s friday from the coast 80s towards monday. golden gate bridge, slick and shiney wet roads off the
waldo across the golden gate bridge down to two lanes roadwork north part of the span that will be cleared by 5:30 very, very light, be aware patchy fog as well, fog advisory through daly city on the skyline boulevard area. macarthur maze looking good, 580 coming in, 880 and 80 into the bay bridge toll. no metering lights yet, very light at the bay bridge now. first reports of accident north 880 at wynton that is blocking lane there elsewhere if you are coming to the parade in san francisco use mass transit extra bart trains, golden gate, larkspur, muni extra buses and caltrain extra trains that's wait to get into the city today. -- that's the way to get into the city today. for the second time in a week a california surfer has been attacked by shark
yesterday's attack happened near eureka, look at his surf board that tells the story. last week a southern california surfer was killed by a great white. the eureka surfer is reported in stable condition. 4:57. huge day in the bay area, hours from now san francisco will honor the giants with a ticker tape parade. another live look outside at preparations the fans who are getting an early start before the parade. >> they cannot wait. we have team coverage, coming up. good morning! wow.
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